Before I met Dr. Doneskey, I tried the CPAP machine to treat my sleep apnea and a night guard to help my teeth grinding, but nothing worked. Dr. Doneskey helped me understand that my sleep apnea and tooth grinding are related problems and that my poor sleep was making my tooth grinding worse. Dr. Doneskey recommended his oral appliance because it treated my sleep apnea and helped stop my teeth grinding. After using the appliance for several years, I believe it has saved my life. The appliance allowed me to overcome sleep apnea, and I couldn’t live without it. In fact, I liked it so much that I had Dr. Doneskey make me another one.
I was well known for crossing the center line and often falling asleep at the wheel. Dr. Doneskey was able to treat my sleep apnea and save my life and the lives of others.
As an avid tri-athlete, I didn’t fit the profile of a sleep apnea patient who are usually older or obese. Since I wasn’t a typical candidate, I didn’t realize the harmful effects it could have on me and on others. I also knew that I couldn’t haul a CPAP machine with me up a mountain during competition. I had no idea that people were literally dying in their sleep due to apnea. I realized that my snoring was something that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Dr. Doneskey’s appliance is a no-brainer to me. It’s convenient and low-maintenance and that is what I need.
The sleep deprivation caused by sleep apnea is terrible. I couldn’t drive more than 45 minutes in the car without nodding off. I was moody and irritable because I wasn’t getting proper sleep. Rather than continue struggling with CPAP and a life fueled by caffeine my sleep doctor suggested I call Dr. Doneskey’s office in hopes that my sleep apnea could be treated. Thanks to Dr. Doneskey, it was.
Dr. Doneskey does a great job at communicating and offering straight answers and patient results that matter. His oral appliance not only offers a proven CPAP alternative, but also the peace of mind that comes with knowing I am sleep apnea free.